Senior Editor, Features

Location
New York
Posted
Feb 25, 2014
Closes
Mar 27, 2014
Contact
Hiring Manager
Duration
Full Time
Latin Post is hiring a Senior Editor to manage its growing Features team.

Duties:
1. Create and execute editorial & coverage plans designed to increase readership among Hispanic target audiences.
2. Manage editorial team & blogger/columnist/contributor projects.
3. Aid in contacting and interviewing sources, conducting research and writing long-form feature articles.
4. Expand list of media sources.
5. Track daily metrics for traffic and reader interaction, coordinating with social media team to implement improvement strategies as needed.
5. Provide feedback and advice to reporters to improve content quality and reporting skills.
6. Additional duties as required.

The ideal candidate will provide proactive leadership and management for a team of reporters covering multiple local and nationwide beats. He or she will be able to grow the publication's overall voice and brand while leading and engaging the audience in conversation regarding popular topics & issues through the publication's reporting.

Qualifications:
• 3 years minimum experience in online media
• Excellent reporting, interviewing and research skills, with a history of high-quality published content
• Superior copy writing and editing skills
• Proven track record in audience and traffic building
• Deep understanding and appreciation of the Latino community narrative in the U.S.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and experience in managing people and team building
• Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English or a related field

The ideal candidate will be:
• Savvy in social media, with an obsession with online trends
• A strong leader and manager, with demonstrated resourcefulness, innovation and a strong vision
• Able to use a keen news sense to break interesting and important stories
• Experienced with SEO and keyword knowledge is preferred
• Flexible, collaborative & creative
• Digitally savvy and comfortable with new media and online tools

All content is in English, but Spanish language skills or experience with the Hispanic community is a plus.

This is a full-time, Mon.-Fri. position. Latin Post is a growing organization, so we are looking for people who are willing to lead and to pitch in with ideas and effort as the situation warrants. We are a collaborative environment, so we prefer someone who works well with others and is eager to contribute to the organization as a whole.

Please send a resume, clips, three references, salary requirements and a cover letter detailing your qualifications to jobs@latinpost.com. Please include thoughts on how you can propel Latin Post to higher levels of visibility and influence, and list the beats in which you have the most experience.